RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Our Golden State Ale is a Belgian-style golden ale, brewed in homage to our home state with toasted poppy seeds. It’s our quaffable summer beer, light on the palate with a crisp poppy zing to finish. 6.4% ABV

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after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2013
16-oz can. Pours a clear medium gold with a loose white head. Big artificial powdered sugar nose. Sticky medium body with little carb. Reedy caramel and powdered sugar mid palate. Long sticky sweet finish.

crackedmachine (536) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours hazy golden-orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pronounced fruit and yeast, reminiscent of a wit, but sweeter and maltier. Flavor, likewise, has those prominent yeast characteristics: fruity esters, some banana, a hint of spice. All very smooth and drinkable, with an almost creamy texture. Some mild medicinal/boozy notes on the finish detract from an otherwise quite pleasant beer.

danlo (3236) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
16 fl oz can. Clear golden amber colour, white head that diminishes leaving alittle lacing and a fruity yeasty aroma. Initial light bitterness, sweetish malt caramel and fruity banana taste with slight poppy seed notes through to a tangy sourish dry bitter finish. Light to medium body and carbonation. Quite OK.

varanid99 (1339) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2012
hazy gold pour with very little head. Sour, fruity yeasty aroma. Taste is slightly sour, fruity and malty, some spice.

Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Can with Carla. Pours a clear orange yellow with no foam. Smells sweet of barley and maybe some honey. Tastes super sweet with hints of belgian yeast, honey, peanutbutter and two-row barley.

Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2012
[email protected] - hazy orange beer with no head retention; aroma of raisins and sour cherries; notes of tea; pretty sour, mediumbodied, juicy and tasty; long sourish and fruity finish with more notes of grapes and apples - very nice one !

gunnar (9695) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2012
Can from Brewdog. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, yeast and spices, typical belgian.Taste is sweetish, sugars and fruits, light sticky and syrupy mouthfeel. Light hoppy and alcohol at the end.

Beersiveknown (5302) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 3, 2012
Hazy golden colour with pillowy white head and enticing aroma of corriander, fennel and dusty yeast. Head collapses after a minute or two. Full bodied with initial herbal sweetness making way to a shortcake malt centre and long biscuity finish with just a touch of fennel creeping in. its like a wit/lager hybrid.

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2012
Can shared with BenH @ BrewDog Edin, 280912 (Thanks!)
Orange, bit hazy, white head dissipates to nothing
Aroma - sweet cereal malts, some belgian yeast, bit of a herbal note, rather disjointed nose, boring, where’s the poppy seeds?
Taste - as aroma, just a bland sweet cereal beer with belgian yeast chucked in, soft pale fruit esters, no harmony between the flavours, rather poor
Palate - almost no carb, thinnish body, bit of a creamy texture. Finish as main flavour, bit of cardboard too.
Overall - This was a mess to be honest, certainly not worth £6 in BrewDog for a can. In fact - I wouldn’t bother if it was 50p in Aldi

BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Can at brewdog shared with stravale, barman sold this to me as an ’ipa’ - cheers. Pours golden with white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast esters, dried fruits. Taste is estery, banana, dried fruits. Extremely thin with a tangy mouthfeel. Not my thing at all

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